Dan Dubowitz’s latest photography exhibition starts at Fermynwoods next month. These pictures predominantly of youth camps from the fascist era grew, as Dan’s projects do, out of a series of road trips. The pictures from this particular series were taken along the Tuscan and Emilio-Romanian coasts of Italy near where Dan now lives.
The pictures speak for themselves. The fact that these buildings are still standing shows the rigour with which they were made. They were important components of the architecture of Italian fascism. Children living in the big cities would be removed here for a summer of good air, marching about and spoon-fed indoctrination. The exhibition has already been shown at the Architekturgalerie in Weißenhof, near Stuttgart. There’s a book of the project due to by architect Patrick Duerden who is also a curator at Fermynwoods.